Alright, so this Rooftrellen TW build is my first time playing a TW Druid. Not sure if we're supposed to be posting progress reports, but fk it, here's one anyway.
Build and Early Hatred:
Build was slow starting out and difficult to level until I started grinding Meph for gear.
Starting out, Thorn Strike was the superior attack, hand's down. How do I know this? B/c I tried Wildfire and Thorn Strike at various points just to compare them to Ravage. And Ravage just couldn't compare. Lacking AoE, being locked in place, and being restricted to only attacking 1-3 of the closest targets to the PC was brutal. Feral Strike is also a pita to activate, often requiring several attacks before it kicks in. Tried MotW once just to see what it did, but haven't used it since (guide specifically says not to bother with it until I can equip Instinct RW).
That said, once I got the recommended gear and started uptiering it, Ravage was an acceptable main, and worked surprisingly well against bosses (though Thorn Strike still had higher killspeed against regular mobs).
A low-level RW option with a decent on-attack proc would be great early on. I didn't bother grinding Griswold for the main weapon or the on-switch weapon. The chance of getting either was so low that it seemed more efficient to grind Meph for them. By the time I got done uptiering my main gear, I was clvl 48. Since I could make Instinct at clvl 57, it seemed like a waste of time and ACs to make and uptier TU Great Axe. Besides, there wasn't a reason to use Wildfire b/c no Phys-immune enemies yet (only supposed to use Wildfire+Mythal with on-switch gear for Phys-immunes).
Felt weird doing this as a melee build with 6k defense, but it went much more smoothly once Fumbles reminded me that Idol of Scosglen is a thing.
Rest of Hatred:
Acid Fiends die way too quickly and it took longer than I'd have liked going through normal mobs, but Diablo and Baal weren't a problem at all. Hoping this build gets enough speed boosts from gear/Charms later on that I don't need Acid Fiends for the speed boost anymore. Only real trouble I had was due to player error. Gotta get used to using Idol and just get better at playing the build overall. Will see how things go in Terror...next time on “Solfege Plays: WTF Am I Doing?”